| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Hartford Stage -- and four other regional theaters celebrating their 50th anniversary -- will be honored by the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) at its gala April 29 at New York's Pierre Hotel. The other theaters are Actors Theatre of Louisville,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
An American classic staged by a veteran actor, a musical farce to delight Anglophiles, and a reworking of a landmark 19th century drama are just a few of the more promising theater offerings this season. Predicting which will become a hit is always a...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Monique Vukovic (Buddy Cop 2, Atlantic Theater Company and Housebreaking, Cherry Lane Theatre), Brenda Withers (Cyrano, Folger Theatre and The Tempest, The Pearl Theatre Company), Kevin Kelly (Henry V, Two River Theater Company and Richard III, The...
| Feb 17, 2013
Mikhail Baryshnikov remembers studying a short story by Anton Chekhov, "Man in a Case," which was required reading in Russia when he was 14.
"I feel deeply personal towards this piece," says the actor-dancer-arts entrepreneur in his sleek modern...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Multi-Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (Hartford Stage's "Summer and Smoke") joins the Yale Repertory Theatre production of "Hamlet" starring Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti.
Kudisch plays Claudius and the Ghost of Hamlet's Father....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:49 PM
"Moonlight and Magnolias," Ron Hutchinson's comedy about the making of the script to "Gone With the Wind" begins performances this week at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road.
Previews begin Wednesday, Jan,. 23, opens Friday, Jan. 25 and...
| Jan 13, 2013
Is it possible to fall in love with all the characters in a play, even those who see themselves as less-than-worthy members of the human race? And then, after more than a year, fall in love with them all over again?
That's what happened to me with...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Breath & Imagination, Hartford Stage's new show (running Jan. 11 through Feb. 9) about groundbreaking African-American lyrical tenor vocalist Roland Hayes, has announced its cast. It’s a small cast—two singers and a piano accompanist, but...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Jubilant Sykes has sung classical and spiritual music at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London's Barbican Centre and the Hollywood Bowl.
But Hartford Stage is a decidedly different venue for a veteran of...